OPINION: Do we really need religion to teach children what is right and wrong?
Could New Zealand's GST import rules be up for change if our Australian counterparts change their rules?
OPINION: Waikato Tainui are finally making the dream of the first two Maori kings a reality.
OPINION: Ever dreamed of being someone else? Would you be willing to pay the price, even if it cost you everything?
OPINION: Not all city debts are created equal.
Ken Thomas was an inspired leader who was deeply involved in his community.
OPINION: The Hamilton Richard Swainson has known for years is being razed, one building at a time.
OPINION: Columnist Max Christoffersen goes out on a limb and brings up a contentious moment in Hamilton history. Futhermore, he thinks it should be honoured.
OPINION: Ask me what the most exciting part of the latest planet Pluto probe could be and you might answer, the pictures.
OPINION: Playing the race card in the Auckland housing market debate was stupid, misleading and unhelpful to finding a solution to the two-headed problem of housing affordability and housing supply in our largest city.
OPINION: What values are left? This was an anguished cry issued recently by certain bewildered individuals, compounded by worried parents of schoolage children.
OPINION: Every country that has ever been has enjoyed its own peculiar double standards and hypocrisies. As individual human beings, we have an infinite capacity to say one thing but do another. The average parent probably does so at least five times a day. When this behaviour is magnified at a collective level, the results are often astounding.
OPINION: Playwright, poet, wood engraver, artist, teacher, mentor – these descriptives fail to capture Waikato’s Campbell Smith.
OPINION: Deciding who to kill and who to let live can be a tricky business.
OPINION: When the power goes, you'd best have a wood stove on standby.
OPINION: It was flattering to have my column of last week attract the attention of so well heeled an administrator as the Vice-Chancellor of Waikato University.
OPINION: The paltry $18.9 million being proposed over a 10 year period is not enough.
Hamilton's Nita Berry loved children. She and her husband had two boys and three girls, adopted four more boys, and fostered more than 100 kids.
OPINION: Hamilton City Councillors are good people, but one must question their political priorities and methods of achieving positive outcomes by working in unison.
OPINION: What’s the difference between a mistake and a brazen, calculated crime? Ask Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau. A slip-up, a blooper, a blunder, a gaffe is how Mr Tau has characterised his attempt to smuggle on to a plane five dead kereru stuffed up his jumper.
OPINION: It's 12:37 PM on a Friday. I am working from home, and I am wearing a thermal undershirt, a T-shirt, a Swanndri, a beanie, jeans, thick socks, and wool slippers.
OPINION: Expectations for the New Zealand cricket tour of England were exceedingly high. But they had our number.
OPINION: That a child should die in this country because the house it was living in was too damp and cold and a heater couldn’t afford to be run is a shocking state of affairs.
OPINION: Some councillors are much better than others at actually attending council meetings.
OPINION: It started with a simple question at an Auckland-based tertiary institution. Why are tertiary students choosing to enrol at our campus instead of other universities or polytechnics?
Butch Gifford was awarded a QSM for his services to the game of squash.
Sport Waikato calls better sideline behaviour from parents and spectators at sports events.
OPINION: Maybe it's time for cyclists to be licensed, the way car drivers are.
OPINION: Christopher Lee could convince as a Chinaman, a Russian or an Indian. We won't see his like again.
OPINION: A white woman pretending to be a black woman...what's wrong with that?